Davante Adams, WR, Packers
|WR - #38||144.79||GB||Probable||2 years||23||6'1||215|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Adams caught a late TD to keep the Packers in the game in Week 13, but his catches (4) and yards (21) continue to fall well below his talent level. Over the last three games he has nine catches for 71 yards and a TD on 22 targets. His catch rate (50.7) remains his biggest downfall. Last season Adams had his best game of the year vs. the Cowboys (7/117/1). This guy has talent, but his confidence level is low. If he was playing at a high level he would have an edge in this matchup. Low priced gamble with a slight pulse.
Updated: 8/24 - DeVante Adams moves from Sleeper status into Safe pick territory with the injury to Jordy Nelson. He's currently being drafted in the 3rd round (believe it or not) in the high-stakes PPR leagues and 4th to 5th round in standard leagues of twelve. He immediately steps into the WR2 role and will be used on the outside since Randall Cobb will typically remain in the slot. Don't expect Jordy production, but the sky is the limit for Adams.
When you have an elite quarterback, you must surround him with stellar receiving weapons. The Packers have one of the best quarterbacks in the game and solid WRs, but they also understand that Jordy Nelson will start this season at age 30 and is coming off of hip surgery. Adams will be his natural replacement down the road, but he could also provide some value in his second pro season. In his two years at Fresno State, Adams caught 233 passes for 3,031 yards and 38 touchdowns. He had an elite college resume with high upside in all areas of the game. His hands and leaping ability will help him win jump balls in the NFL. His strength, however, needs to improve. Adams doesn't have a great first step, which may hurt him when he is trying to create separation in pass patterns. I expect him to still have value as a deep threat until he polishes up his route running. He will also benefit from favorable coverage thanks to the presence of Nelson and Cobb. The No. 3 receiver in this offense could have very high value, and Green Bay doesn't have a dependable pass-catching tight end. Last year, Adams caught 38 of his 66 targets for 446 yards and three TDs. His best game during the regular season came in Week 12; the New England Patriots tried to take away Nelson and Cobb, so Davante burned them for six receptions and 121 yards on 11 targets. He reached double-digit Fantasy points in just three of his 15 other games. In the playoffs versus the Cowboys, Davante hauled in seven passes on 11 targets for 117 yards and a score. I think he is a must handcuff for any Nelson or Cobb owner. I'd love to say that Adams can catch 60 balls for 700-plus yards and five or so touchdowns this season, but that would require Rodgers to throw more than 600 passes, which is something he has never done. Davante's immediate success will also be determined by Cobb's and Nelson's health. I will target Adams as a WR4 in drafts. His current ADP is 103, making him the 43rd WR selected.
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|8.08||Scout Fantasy - @mattkdelima - Handcuffed Randall Cobb with Davante. Think Adams will have hot and cold weeks as a WR3, but it's hard to argue against his offense. (Comments Added Wed Aug 5 12:32:41 a.m. ET 2015)|
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